Start your days inspired, awake and alive with the powerful practice of Ashtanga. Join us for classes led by Victoria on Sundays and Thursdays, or do your own Mysore practice Monday through Wednesday!
Ashtanga Primary Series
Ashtanga Primary Series, also known as Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga Therapy). This class refers to the full primary series of the ashtanga system that is led by an instructor walking you through the sequence. This flowing, set sequence of postures utilizes steady breathing, vinyasa and dristhi (looking place) to increase muscular strength, flexibility and concentration while working to purify the body, nervous system and mind.
Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900′s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927. This is the method taught today. For more info: http://kpjayi.org/the-practice
This is the same practice as above, Ashtanga Primary Series, however it is done in a self-led format. Students begin their practice on their own, move through the Primary Series at their own pace under their own direction. The teacher assists the students at various points in their practice where they need attention and help. This is an extraordinarily powerful way to deepen your yoga practice and learn tremendous knowledge about yourself. A general understanding of the Ashtanga Primary Series is suggested, but not required as you can learn as you go.
Jai Rhythm Ashtanga Instructor: Victoria Addamo
After practicing various systems of yoga since 2005, Victoria stumbled upon Ashtanga in 2011 during her teacher training in Honolulu Hawaii. After one month the impact and differences in body and mind were clear and revelatory. After one year of intense six day-a-week mysore style practices with level 2 authorized teacher Aliya Weise, she made the first of trek over to Mysore India to practice at the source with the Main Man, R. Sharath Jois. It was there that she caught the bug called Mysore Magic and became a hopeless ashtanga addict. Victoria has spent a total of 8 months over the past 3 years as a student in India and plans to continue making yearly pilgrimages to connect to the source furthering her learning and getting deeper into the practice. She is dedicated to faithfully presenting traditional Ashtanga Yoga as it is to those who wish to learn this intensely rigorous physical and spiritual practice.